|Shine - SEVEN|
We are very pleased to present our 40th release, "Shine", lovingly crafted by Russian artist SEVEN. This generous selection of easy-going beats and heartfelt ambient soundscapes exudes warmth and provides relief at this gloomy time of year. "Shine" is a beautiful and intriguing release, alternating as it does between uplifting and wistful. Superficially at least, the album might be the soundtrack to the artist's, Alexandr Lopatko, ideal summer vacation: happy times spent with friends and family ...
Keywords: uplifting; wistful; nostalgic; warm
|Drinking Rosewater - Loafeye|
To satisfy our love for melodic down-tempo we are glad to present our latest release, "Drinking Rosewater" by Loafeye. His multi-layered sound is distinctive and mysterious yet a comforting listen. Loafeye's unique style is clearly present through "Drinking Rosewater". Punchy electronic beats define his sound while melodies lightly reverberate and accent mysterious tones. The title track is a hallmark of Loafeye's sound with its eerie melody that seems to glide across a subtle ambient mixture...
Keywords: hazy; nostalgic; mellow
|Kids With No Life Manuals - Killed By A Word|
This month we welcome another artist into the fold, Killed By A Word. He brings us an interesting little EP with a distinctive flavour: a combination of familiar, universal themes and tasty new ingredients inspired by the artist's exotic origin. Killed By A Word is just one of a number of pseudonyms — see also [Anagramist](http://soundcloud.com/anagramist) and [A Textura From Her Heaven](http://soundcloud.com/a-textura-from-her-heaven) — under which Hassen Daoues, a Tunisian, releases work; ...
Keywords: exotic; mournful; sorrowful; nostalgic; buoyant
|The Gabriel Sequence (a Grim on Mbient mix) - GABRIEL|
GABRIEL returns to Archaic Horizon with a mix by Grim on Mbient, taking songs across four releases and sequencing them into a new narrative. "The Gabriel Sequence" is rich with samples and upbeat melodies rendering a colorful sound. After hearing the "Gathering the Rise" mix, GABRIEL asked Grim on Mbient to create a mix that features some of the best songs from his growing body of work. Songs for the mix were gathered from GABRIEL's four releases which include his album "Good Old Days" on Archai...
Keywords: mellow; sampled; melodic; playful; nostalgic
|Good Old Days - GABRIEL|
Good Old Days is a narrative told through layers of loving electronic sounds. Gabriel Kreps fills his latest release with clean analog melodies that enliven and enrich his music. Plan to walk along his reminiscent trails while coloring your thoughts with sunny hues. Currently residing in Pennsylvania, Gabriel Kreps has filled all our nostalgic desires with his newest album "Good old Days". An entertaining recollection through melodic impressions of radiance, compassion, and pleasure all embracin...
Keywords: nostalgic; youthful; jolly; pleasures; sampled
Downloads: 11,895 (2 reviews)
|The Mysteries of Bioluminescence - The Dandelion Council|
Pip Craighead, creator of the Dandelion Council, presents us with the Mysteries of Bioluminescence. A guided tour through our natural world and into even more heavenly realms. Each song is graced by luminescent organisms whose light refracts through the warm ambient tones. Pip Craighead lives in Altadena, California, in close proximity to mountains. This relationship to the natural world has shaped the music of the Dandelion Council...
Keywords: youthful; playful; nostalgic; silvery; luminescent; crisp; radiant
Downloads: 12,461 (1 review)
|Corwin Trails - Corwin Trails|
We welcome everyone into the new year with Corwin Trails' self-titled EP release. His crafty mixture of down-tempo and cut up vocals, creates obscure narratives that are embraced by tones rich in timbre. Corwin Trails is an odd mixture of ambient down-tempo with storytelling. This self-titled EP release from Samuel Vandiver incorporates a narrative element in each track that is blanketed with rich, smooth melodic phrases...
Keywords: lush; thematic; nostalgic; jolly; youthful; sampled; playful; textured; lo-fi
Downloads: 19,207 (3 reviews)
|Frescoed Clouds - Opake|
To keep this site going strong we're encouraging people to donate by offering Opake's beautiful, atmospheric "Frescoed Clouds" exclusively to donors. You can purchase this release, or hear previews of each track beforehand, at http://opake.bandcamp.com/. So help us out and donate whatever we're worth to you.
Keywords: sorrowful; touching; melodic; atmospheric; hopeful; sepia; nostalgic; thematic
|The Fields - Orange Crush|
Orange Crush's late autumn release, "The Fields", will frequent our ears through winter. His warm, whispering melodies and adaptive percussive beats are weathered and worn yet enduring. Located in Norway, Karl Endreson intuitively routes our senses to the memories of autumn, signaling us to observe and uphold the beauty of our natural world. This near hour-long release has shifted the seasons and presents a spacious realm for us dreamers to roam...
Keywords: nostalgic; hazy; lo-fi; rich; thick; lush; melodic
Downloads: 30,171 (3 reviews)